I took an afternoon walk across Sopley Common this afternoon, keeping careful distance from the odd other person I came across. I managed to see several birds – most partly hidden or in the distance. The most exciting distance one was this dartford warbler, that I got an “id” shot of. I did manage a reasonable shot of this stonechat, that was not as far away. As well as these
This afternoon I took a walk around Stanpit Marshes Nature reserve, with the weather starting out sunny, read the recent nature sighting board – and there apparently were Scandinavian Rock pipets sighted there recently. I of course then set out to see one! This is my contender! Whether it is or not I am not sure – there is some interesting reading about the Scandinavian Rock pipets on the Christchurch
I went for a walk towards Hengistbury Head on the second day of Storm Jorge. The weather was mainly bright and sunny -with the occasional downpour. The wind was something else – very strong – especially on the coastline by the headland. Apart from a single gull in flight the wildlife was limited, but I did have some fun shooting the incoming waves.
Over the past weekend I went on a couple of walks over two nature reserves, Blashford lakes ( windy and somewhat dull weather ) and Stour Valley Way – much nicer. At Blashford I did manage to get this shot of a Long-tail tit though. Whereas the Stour Valley yielded more.
I had a couple of weeks in Glencoe and the surrounding area last summer, with mostly good weather! The first outing was up the Glencoe Ski lift for views over the valley ( in case the weather made it impossible later – my view get high up the easy way in the sun ). Here are the images from the top of the lift and the short walks around it.
I have been out again videoing some Starling Murmuration locally over the December to January period. Here are the resulting videos.